A Graphical Glimpse of Gigabit Growth
A recent infographic from WhichVoIP maps out what some of the major players are doing in the Gigabit Cities realm -- but it only tells part of the story.
The infographic, titled "The Race for Gigabit Internet," lists the leaders in the Gigabit Cities movement in the US as Cox Communications Inc. , Google Fiber Inc. , CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) as the top four providers of gigabit connectivity in the US, relegating the rest of the country's service providers (cable operators, regional telcos, municipalities and utilities among them) to a category called "local."
Those four companies may indeed have promised the most markets for gigabit connectivity, but the Gigabit Cities momentum in the US can't be accurately or completely depicted without those in the "other" category -- many of which could pose a meaningful competitive threat to the larger players in the areas where they are building networks or already offering service.
For more on what's happening across the broad range of Gigabit Cities competition, see a sampling of Light Reading's recent coverage here:
- When Gigabit Communities Go Rogue
- Bright House, TWC Press on Broadband Pedal
- Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
- Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
- Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
- LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
- Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
- Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
- Utility Brings Gigabit to Oregon Town
- TDS Telecom Keeps Spreading Gigabit Cheer
- Tucows Buys Into Gigabit Services
- Consolidated Enters KC Gigabit Fray
- Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
- Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
— Jason Meyers, Executive Editor, Light Reading